2019: Grand Coalition to Oust Buhari

  By Uche Mbah History has been repeating itself since President Buhari took over at the inception of the current All Progressives Congress, APC government. The political gladiators has remained the same, and the parties are simply the vehicles the political class use for their subjugation of the populace. “There is no political parties in Nigeria, rather we have the political class”, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain was overheard last week telling a colleague. They only look for avenues to realise their ambitions. “That is why cross carpeting has become…

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Alcoholic Coca-Cola Berths In Japan

Coca-Cola launched its first ever alcoholic drink on Monday in Japan — a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits that seeks to capitalise on the growing popularity of “chuhai” alcopops enjoyed especially by young women. Although the US firm dabbled in the wine business in the 1970s, the experiment in Japan is “unique” in the company’s 125-year history, said Coca-Cola Japan president, Jorge Garduno. From Monday, three new “Lemon-Do” drinks — containing three, five and seven percent alcohol — will be available in the southern Kyushu region of Japan. A…

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Rugogi Residents Lambast Gov. El-Rufai

By Akinwale Kasali This is not the best of time for Governor Nasir El-Rufai, as Rugogi community in Igabi Local Governments area of Kaduna State have urged the state government to post teachers to their only primary school which had its 15 teachers sacked months ago. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the community made the request when the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, visited the village. The village Head, Hussaini Zubairu, told the commissioner that their children have not been going to school since…

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Moses Simon Injured, Out Of World Cup

By Akinwale Kasali The dream of Super Eagles winger, Moses Daddy Ajala Simon, of making his debut at his first world cup has been dashed. Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has  confirmed that  Gent forward Moses Simon will  miss the Russia 2018 World Cup,  The Belgium-based attacker, who played a  major role for the team  during  the qualifiers,   was injured while   training with  his colleagues in Uyo.   Simon will not feature in Monday’s friendly against DR Congo in Port Harcourt  and the game against England   in London on June…

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Clock Ticks For Buhari as the North Begs Obasanjo For Successor

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Afraid that if the grand coalition being put together by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the opposition Peoples Democratic party, PDP eventually coalesce into one party and decides to field a Southern candidate in the 2019 presidential election, the North would lose out in the power calculus in view of President Buhari’s performance, Northern political establishment has finally dumped the President. To retain power in the North, the region’s political and academic intelligentsia are now liaising with the former President to select an acceptable,qualified and young Northern…

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Daring Waterways Smugglers?

By Stephen Ubanna The  inability of Sarki- Kebbi Mustapha , Comptroller of Western Marine Command, WMC, to effectively  mobilise his officers  to police the waterways and Creeks in the south west geo-political region  appears to have given a leeway to  the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos Roving team,  to step in . Sarki-kebbi  and hiss officers may have failed in their responsibility  to adequately  police the waterways and Creeks in Lagos and other states in the  region had been attributed to lack of functional  h Crafts. A…

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